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Washington United States Newspapers and mass media


Washington is the United States' centre of mass media, which are presented within the city by newspapers, radio, and television.

Among the Washington newspapers the Washington Post is considered to be the largest newspaper in Washington DC, as well as one of the city's oldest papers. The year of its foundation is 1877, and since that time it has acquired a status of being one of the most readable along with other noble mass media papers.

According to a number of readers and the quality of the articles the Washington Post is often compared with the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and similar mass media leaders.

The Washington Post is also an owner of a free daily newspaper, called the Express, where you'll find the latest news about the social life of the capital city, its entertainment events, sport contests, etc.

The Daily Washington Times is a daily broadsheet newspaper, disposing of an average daily circulation of about 103,000 papers.

The Washington City Paper is a United States' alternative weekly newspaper, founded in 1981 and distributed on Thursdays. Its average circulation attains 85,600 papers per day.

Some papers are named to be mass media sources, uncovering issues that are minorities interested in. For example, Metro Weekly and Washington Blade are daily papers, specialising on gay issues.

The Washington area is served by a number of local broadcast TV channels, what makes it being the eighth largest market area within the whole United States of America. The most commonly watched television channels include: WDCW 50, WJLA 7, WUSA 9, WRC 4, WTTG 5, WDCA 20, WDCA 20, WHUT 32, etc.

Some of the United States cable television networks have located their headquarters in Washington, including Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, Maryland; C-SPAN on Capitol Hill; Black Entertainment Television (BET) in Northeast D.C.; and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in Alexandria, Virginia.

Radio stations are in abundance within the city area, and can be divided according to the news they broadcast and music they play. So, contemporary music may be heard on WWDC 101.1 FM (alternative rock/pop), Contemporary music Station (the most popular), and WIHT 99.5 FM.

Urban stations: WHUR 96.3 FM (Howard University urban adult contemporary station), WMMJ 102.3 FM (urban adult contemporary), and Radio CPR 97.5 FM. Two national public radio stations: WAMU 88.5 FM, which broadcasts from the American University, and WETA 90.9 FM, specialising on classical music.

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